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Latino Daily News

Sunday February 13, 2011

Photographer searches for Typical Mexican, Peruvian and Puerto Rican Woman

Photographer searches for Typical Mexican, Peruvian and Puerto Rican Woman

Photo: "Typical" Women

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South African Photographer Mike Mike, set out to find Miss Average in 41 different nationalities. In taking pictures of more than 100 women in each nationality and then laying them digitally on top of each other, common regional features began to emerge.

The 46-year-old got the idea for his project when he was studying at London’s Goldsmiths College.

He said: ‘Sitting on the underground train, I was intrigued by the sheer diversity of the place – Somalis, Indians, Americans, Zimbabweans, Scandinavians and a hundred other nationalities vying for their place in the metropolis.

‘I thought: “What is this place, what is a Londoner?”

‘I thought if one could merge all the people in a place like London one would be looking at the future of that place – one would have some notion of what a Londoner is or will become.’

And the project took shape….